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DIY: Front Wheel / hub install

I hit a curb and the passenger wheel started to make an odd noise around 40-60mph. It was and hard to pin point but since I hit the passenger side front on a curb, I suspected that was the of this noise.

After research, I found out that my bearing/hub was the most likely

I jacked up the car and tried pulling the at the 12 6 o’clock positions but the tire did not

After removing the tire and the calipers, I could move my in/out about 1/4 of an inch. removing the wheel bearing/hub, I it had the 1/4 play.

So, when I was rolling, I it was intermittently hitting the brake causing this humming/moaning

Nevertheless, if you suspect that wheel bearing/hub may be bad, in to the 12 6 o’clock pull test, try removing the brake calipers and see if the can be moved in/out. It should no play at all.

I picked up a wheel bearing/hub assembly DBC Performance for about $85 shipped. though the picture shows an bolt, they do not include an bolt so order one. I they sell the 12 point bolt.

Ok, on to the DIY.

*I only did the side so the driver side may be but this should provide guidance.

*Please make to use a torque wrench to secure all

You can get a new axle bolt from dealer for about $10

WHT002795 — this is the 12 bolt head

4 new triple bolts for new wheel bearing/hub about $15 after tax from the


Required tools:

Socket — for removing calipers

12mm triple socket/bit — to remove 4 bolts on wheel bearing/hub

T30 — to remove rotor hub

27mm socket — to axle bolt

*** Some a standard hex bolt and some a 12 point bolt head. sure to check your vehicle. ***

3 inch extensions for

Rubber mallet — to out axle from wheel shown in picture)

Torque with capable range 35-150 ft lbs.

A breaker bar to a seized axle bolt these usually only in 3/4 socket size so a 3/4 to 1/2 reducer be needed.


** Remove wheel and center cap. This is to have access to the axle with the wheel fully Install wheel back on car and to ground.

1. Loosen axle and turn it 1/4 turn MAX.

2. car up and remove the wheel.

*Make to use some jack stands to up the car. Jacks are not stands. **

3. axle bolt

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4. Using sort of solid pole(I one of my old ratchet wrench handles), on the axle inside the wheel hub red area in picture. When it to move in, you will start to see the thread guides/teeth.

Pound it out enough that you can the axle from the rear and on it to tilt it toward the front or I couldn’t completely remove it so I it partially near the end of the wheel hub but it me enough remove to remove the 4 square bolts to remove the bearing/hub.

5. Remove the 2 brake mounts held on by 21mm

Once you get the two bolts off, the brake calipers so they hanging by the brake line.

I a bungee cord to hang it my springs.

6. Remove the small bolt using the T30 socket/bit secures it to the wheel hub.

*If the will not come off, it off after removing the wheel assembly.

7. Using the 12mm triple socket, remove the 4 bolts on the of the wheel bearing/hub. I had to tilt the toward the rear to get the two front off then tilt it toward the to remove the two front bolts.

the 4 bolts are remove, the wheel assembly will come


1. Install wheel assembly. Torque the 4 triple bolts to 80 ft lbs.

2. Put some inside the wheel hub teeth to the axle slide in easily in to the

3. Slide the axle into the It may take some wiggling but it slide in nice and easy the teeth guides are matched up.

4. the axle bolt and tighten it to secure the axle but do not fully

5. Mount the brake calipers. to 140 ft lbs

6. Mount the rotor. Torque to 35 ft lbs.

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